Diamond Belle Pianoman

Durango, CO
The small restaurant at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango is called the Diamond Belle. I don't know who she was, but I can imagine. The decor suggests she was "quite the dame." The pianoman is Terry Hartzel and he has been playing at the Diamond Belle every summer since 1987. It says online that he played ragtime on the Ted March Original Amateur Hour at age 12. He played some Fats Waller for us and he seemed content to be photographed. He is a retired attorney from New Jersey. Who wouldda thunk it?